World Wide Stout | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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4.22/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
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Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 18.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with a ridiculous amount of barley, World Wide Stout is dark, rich, roasty and complex. This Ageable Ale clocks in at 15-20% ABV and has a depth more in line with a fine port than with a can of cheap, mass-marketed beer.

70 IBU

Added by Todd on 01-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#979
Reviews:
1,806
Ratings:
4,948
pDev:
13.51%
Bros Score:
4.57
 
 
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808
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Photo of hreb
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle with neither proof of vintage nor proof of proof. Safe to say this is a 2013 or 2014 vintage, though. Served in chalice glass. Just as black and motionless as expected. Aroma is surprisingly delicate: roasty, with aromas of coffee. Dark and inviting, suggesting a lot of complexity lurks below the surface.

And indeed, the first taste does not disappoint. Bourbony, oaky notes of grain and vanilla, followed by ribbons of caramel through the middle. It's like you can taste each wave of successfully darker roasted malt, going all the way up from amber Crystal malts up to dark roast chocolate malts. And let's talk about the waves of heady alcohol burn. There's no unpleasant ethanol astringency in the nose or in the front, but the middle of the palate has a bit of a bite, and then there's a more intense burn in the aftertaste.

It's hard to describe this in terms of beer. Where Sam Adams' Utopias compares unfavorably to straight brandy, World Wide Stout compares favorably to bourbon. That's a good thing. I also find it hard to evaluate this beer (such as it is) as a stout. It's dark, and it's strong, and the mouthfeel is fantastic, but I think at this level it defies Imperial Stout. How about, Cascadian Dark Barleywine?

A treat worth seeking out despite the price.

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World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 4,948 ratings